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Zoltán von Halmay

Full name: Imrich Zoltán von Halmay
Other name(s): Imrich Zoltán Halmaj, Imre Zoltán Halmay
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: June 18, 1881 in Vysoká pri Morave, Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: May 20, 1956 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: MUE, (HUN) / MTK, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 3 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze (9 Total)

Biography

Zoltán von Halmay was the first great swimmer from Continental Europe, winning nine Olympic medals (three gold, five silver, one bronze) between 1900 and 1908 at distances ranging from 50 yards to 4,000 metres. His gold medals came in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle in 1904 and the 4 x 250 metre relay in 1906. His 1904 50 yard freestyle victory came in a second race after the judges declared a dead heat in the first race between von Halmay and J. Scott Leary of the United States. Von Halmay swam mostly with his arms, without any leg movements, but in 1905 he set what is considered the inaugural record for 100 metres. The record remained unbeaten for more than four years, a remarkable length of time during a period of rapid development in the sport.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Men's 1,000 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Men's 4,000 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Swimming Men's 50 yard Freestyle Hungary HUN 1 Gold =OR
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Swimming Men's 100 yard Freestyle Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1906 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1906 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Men's 4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1908 Summer 26 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1908 Summer 26 London Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Hungary HUN 2 Silver

Men's 50 yard Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Swimming Hungary Final 1T =OR 28.2
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 29.6
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Swimming Hungary Final Swim-Off 1 OR 28.0

Men's 100 yard Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Swimming Hungary Final 1 OR 1:02.8
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:06.2

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1906 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Hungary Final 2 at 1 yard
1906 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Two 2 QU 1:43.0
1908 Summer 26 London Swimming Hungary Final 2 1:06.2
1908 Summer 26 London Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:09.4
1908 Summer 26 London Swimming Hungary Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:08.2

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Hungary Final 2 2:31.4
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2:38.0

Men's 1,000 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Hungary Final 3 15:16.4
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 14:52.0

Men's 4,000 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Hungary Final 2 1-08:55.4
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1-11:33.4

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 26 London Swimming Hungary HUN Final 2 10:59.0
1908 Summer 26 London Swimming Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU

Men's 4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Hungary HUN Final 1 16:52.4
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